The most expensive bush restaurant in the known universe
11 June 2014
Wednesday 11 June 2014: The most expensive bush restaurant in the known universe
Sadly it is time to start working towards the end of our journey for this season. Today we had an early start to make the 5 hour crossing on our way to Gocek. We stopped in a beautiful bay close to Gocek as we needed just one more shot of marine outback before we were going to subject ourselves to marine metropolitan. The little bay is called Kapi Creek, which was almost like being in the bush back home. Surrounded by trees and cicadas this is a very relaxed little harbour with one restaurant run by a whole tribe of locals and while it was Sydney Bayside expensive, the food and wine was good and the swimming here is great.
We hadn't expected such a price hike (yes, its a free-market economy), so our kitty was not prepared for such onslaught. After our first glass of wine we amassed enough courage to ask if we could we pay with plastic? Nooooo, was the answer of the waiter/gardener/pontoon-pimp. This was a bit of a set-back as we would liked to have had another swimming pool filled with wine. Our saviour came in the form of what we believe to be the owner of the bush establishment. We explained ourselves and he retreated mumbling something about that there were no problems?
After pressing him a bit more on the matter, it turned out that he would grant us the privilege to come with him to a secret man's business place where he had hidden a very modern wifi-based credit card machine. We were saved, so we foolishly had another two wines and a very small dinner. After that very irresponsible splurge, we sold the house and cars on ebay (using his wifi internet) and paid the bill. He had to rotate his little bill book 90 degrees to allow the bill's total to fit on the page. He declared that we had just been granted a very big honour and would we not tell anybody else. We promised and went back to the boat to sleep off our alcoholic intoxication.